Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Delinda Dyrssen Memorial Events (Dec 18/19)

As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, my friend and terrific Second Life music supporter Delinda Dyrssen tragically passed away at age 32. Since then, her friends have banded together, and under the leadership of Chestnut Rau have put together a two-day memorial that will hopefully serve two purposes. First, it will help raise awareness of a cause that Delinda was passionate about: kidney disease treatment and prevention. Second, the day will be filled with things that Delinda loved: art, sailing, and music!

The schedule below is still being finalized, but take a look at this list of performers; it really shows you how much Delinda was loved and admired by all of us.

Saturday 12/18 - Sailors Cove Theater
SLurl http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fishers%20Island/13/125/23

9:30am Pmann Sands
11:00am Christopher135 Quan
11:30am Astronimus Randt (or Astronimus Galaxy) with Cellandra Zon
12:00 pm PonDman Haalan
12:30 pm Tpenta Vanalten
1:00 pm Remembrance in Voice
2:00pm Remembrance in Words
3:00pm Remembrance Messages
4:30pm Truelie Telling
6:30pm Nesto Silverfall
7:00pm Noma Falta
7:30pm OhMy Kidd
8:00pm Pato Milo
8:30pm Anek Fuchs

Sunday 12/19 - The Pocket
SLurl http://slurl.com/secondlife/Freestar%20Bay%20Isle/229/39/22

9:00am Pilgrim75 Swashbuckler
9:30am Lorin Tone
10:00am Arimo Teixeira
11:00am Frets Nirvana
12:00pm The Follow
12:30pm CraigLyons Writer
1:00pm TwinGhost Ronas
2:00pm Guitar Zane
3:00pm ZeroOne Paz
3:30pm Zak Claxton
4:00pm Phaylen Fairchild
4:30pm Lauren Weyland
5:00pm Maximillion Kleene with Cellandra Zon
5:30pm Wytchwhisper Sadofsky
6:00pm Zachh Cale
6:30pm Ande Foggarty
7:00pm Blues Heron
7:30pm Vaughan Michalak
8:00pm Freestar Tammas
8:30pm Von Johin
9:00pm Moondoggirl Moomintoog
9:30pm Kit Guardian
10:00pm Matthew Perrault
10:30pm RoseDrop Rust
11:00pm ColeMarie Soleil

More Info
Per Chestnut...

"We do expect the sims to be crowded so if you want a quiet place to listen you are welcome to do so at my home or at Crap Mariner's Clocktree Park. If anyone else would like to stream the Memorial on their land please let me know."

Art Auction
Over 30 art pieces were donated for this event. Funds collected will go to KDIGO, a global non-profit foundation dedicated to improving the care and outcomes of kidney disease patients worldwide. When Delinda died, she was in the midst of traveling around the world to help promote the cause of paired kidney donation, so making a generous bid on the art will help further this cause that Delinda worked toward in her life.

Make a Donation
Even if you can't attend the events, you can help. Here is the donation page for the National Kidney Foundation. Choose the "Memorial Gift" option, and Delinda's family will get a note from the Foundation. Hopefully we can see a lot of compassion for people who want to help prevent this from happening to other friends and loved ones.

See You There!
If you're a Zakster, please note that I'll be doing a short (half hour) set at 3:30 on Sunday 12/19. I plan on playing a special song or two for Delinda, and I'm looking forward to paying my respects in a way I think she would have enjoyed. However, I advise you to check out lots of artists and events over the two locations in two days this weekend. In addition to the live music, there will be sailing, art, comedy, and much more that our friend Delinda hopefully would have loved. While it's a somber reason that inspired this gathering, Delinda was anything but a somber person, and hopefully some of the event will reflect Deli's fun, irreverent vibe. I look forward to seeing everyone there.

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